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how much do you spend on your kids xmas presents all in

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lilly153 Mon 27-Sep-10 00:17:22

i usualy go totaly bonkers at xmas ive only got one so its mabee easier for me to do so
but how much do you usualy soend on yours?

lucysmam Mon 27-Sep-10 11:38:48

Probably about £50, sometimes including one BIG present, sometimes just bits and pieces we've bought through the year. It just depends how much we've bought. Maybe a little more though this year as dp is working now but it'll not be a huge amount more, probably only £20 - £30 more if at all.

We've ahd 3 really skint years & I always start early & buy in sales so I have a good head start when shops actually start stocking xmas stuff

bigchris Mon 27-Sep-10 11:42:00

About £50, we've got two children so it all adds up
tbh this year it might be less
they get lots from grandparents and I always think it's too much
dh likes to go a bit mad
if I was on my own it would be a lot less

GooseyLoosey Mon 27-Sep-10 11:43:23

Same here - about £50 each. Not sure though this year as ds only wants one thing and its very, very expensive.

rubyrubyruby Mon 27-Sep-10 11:44:43

About £200-£250 blush

winnybella Mon 27-Sep-10 11:47:50

Depends. DS is 8 so his gift will be more expensive than his sister's who will be 23 months by Christmas. I would think around 100 euros (around £90, I think) for some Lego and DS game for DS and around 30 for DD (puzzles, books, play doh etc).

rubyrubyruby Mon 27-Sep-10 11:49:28

...... actually - probably more than that.

shinyshoes Mon 27-Sep-10 11:50:16

Between Dp and 3 children around £800.00.

They appreciated NOTHING.

We are cutting it down to board games and encyclopaedias this year

1234ThumbWar Mon 27-Sep-10 11:50:54

Every year we aim for £50 each, but as they've got older we always go way over. It's probably more like £150 blush.

tegan Mon 27-Sep-10 11:51:16

Usually unlimited but this year £100 each

FoundWanting Mon 27-Sep-10 11:54:20

We have 3 DCs.

Stockings - £25 to £30 each

Christmas outfit (DH says clothes aren't proper presents) - £30 to £40 each

Main present - £50 - £60 each (could be more if they are after a particular thing, but this year they haven't mentioned anything yet)

Presents between siblings - £30 to £40 x3

Haven't started shopping yet and now I've got to go and lie down in a dark room somehere. Four hundred pounds shock

MollysChambers Mon 27-Sep-10 11:55:23

Up to about £100 on main present (less for youngest who will be just past 2) plus stocking fillers. I like to think it's never more than £150 each all in. We don't buy for many others though and I don't buy them anything other than clothing except birthdays and Christmas.

PinkyDink Mon 27-Sep-10 16:18:25

Depends what they want. Last year we got ds a DSI so was £125 + a few other bits so was about £160 total blush and dd got a dolls house so again, that was about £80 and then a few other bits so about £120 total.
This year ds is getting Lego for his main present which will be £45 and dd is getting a silver cross pram which is also £45 so with a few other bits both will have about £80 total spent on them.

PinkyDink Mon 27-Sep-10 16:19:19

Depends what they want. Last year we got ds a DSI so was £125 + a few other bits so was about £160 total blush and dd got a dolls house so again, that was about £80 and then a few other bits so about £120 total.
This year ds is getting Lego for his main present which will be £45 and dd is getting a silver cross pram which is also £45 so with a few other bits both will have about £80 total spent on them.

PinkyDink Mon 27-Sep-10 16:19:57

sorry dont know what happened there blush

PestoEatsPastiesandSurfboards Mon 27-Sep-10 16:20:45

As little as I think I can get away with wink

SE13Mummy Mon 27-Sep-10 20:51:44

About £35 on DD1, £15 on DD2 (and that's only because FC giving DD1's old toys would upset DD1 who is a firm believer).

We don't have a budget for Christmas per se but DD1's tastes are fairly simple so we/FC are able to give her presents she'll be thrilled with e.g. blutak, stickers, new tights and a Sylvanian Families car without it costing the earth.

Our DDs are also given gifts by 2 sets of grandparents, 4 families of cousins, their Godparents and a few others so don't need to be overindulged by us.

domesticsluttery Mon 27-Sep-10 20:56:08

It varies from year to year.

This year there isn't a lot that they want need so I am spending well under £100 on each of them. The only things that they have mentioned wanting so far are the usual Lego, board games, books etc, which aren't expensive.

I have spent about £150 today on presents for them and am probably just about done. I think the grand total will probably come in at about £70 - £75 each.

zapostrophe Mon 27-Sep-10 21:12:39

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darcymum Mon 27-Sep-10 21:21:41

All we do usually are the stockings, so about £25 each (x3) will get them all new duvet covers and pass them off as presents as well. I think children get far too much stuff, plus mine are the only grandchildren on both sides and GPs get them loads. Last year we had an obscene pile of presents, I hope this Christmas isn't like that.

Maybee Mon 27-Sep-10 21:24:35

We try and keep to £50 or less for tots as they get loads from relatives as well but our 8yr old is getting increasingly materialistic so usually about £100-150 on him. However we buy things he needs like clothes socks stationary etc and stash them and he gets the lot at Christmas with his toys and so far he gets quite excited to get useful stuff in his stocking. Our house is bursting at the seams with clutter and boys toys so I really try and stick to stuff they need now and toys that can be stashed easily

Not an awful lot, I tend to wait till promotions are on at Early Learning Centre and Mothercare and then use my staff discount on top of that. Bargains galore.
Am dreading them getting to the age where they want things not sold in those shops!

The3Bears Tue 28-Sep-10 10:57:38

I only have one so I go mad already got loads just sorted them out actually and realised I have too much so might put some towards his 4th birthday in feb i've already spent over £300 and didnt want to this year but got stuff all year and you forget how much you have blush Oh well just going to take some out for his birthday

Just going to get him the wooden kitchen from ikea then I am done grin just dp to find for now and i have no idea what to get him

minervaitalica Tue 28-Sep-10 11:09:09

100 pounds this year to include one main present and stocking fillers (toothpaste, shower gel, slippers, that kind of thing, bubbles crayons crafty stuff etc).

She will be only two and a bit so last year we got her nothing blush ; this year she will get a bike/trike as the main present hence why 100 quid (on her birthday I only spent about 50). GPs will get her an outfit for the day.

It feels very extravagant to spend 100 quid on a two year old, but in my defence we have a strict no-toys policy unless it's birthday/Xmas. And we are still surrounded by toys.

Algebra18MinusPiEquals16 Tue 28-Sep-10 11:13:47

shinyshoes what do you mean they appreciated nothing?

I've got all my DCs' presents (DD 3, DS 1) already, and it came to about £70 - no big presents, lots of smaller things like games we can play together. my parents spent £50 on what we chose - kiddizoom camera and a car transporter.

not doing stockings for another few years.

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